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2000 specificly named by make and model firearms used for hunting or sporting purposes. second, the bill will not take away any weapons that are owned today. anyone who says otherwise is simply trying to deceive you. finally, it would ban the future sale or transfer of these magazines, including the manufacturing, implementation, or possession. let me address for a moment the charge that the assault weapons ban such as this are unconstitutional. the original federal assault weapons ban and it was challenged repeatedly on every grounds the opponents to come up with, including the second amendment, the ninth amendment, the commerce clause, the due process clause, equal protection, and being a bill of the chamber. each and every time these challenges were rejected and the ban was upheld, including by the fourth, 6th, 9th, and d.c. circuit. the supreme court subsequently recognizes the individual rights to gun ownership in the district of columbia. however, that decision clearly stated, "the right secured by the second amendment is not unlimited." justice scalia, the author of that
can tweet us. we have 35, is already on facebook. and you can always e-mail us at urnal@cspan.org legislators step up for paid sick leave. some pretty 9% of private-sector workers are not entitled to paid time off when they fall ill according to the bureau of labor statistics. low-wage and part-time workers, particularly those who work at small firms or who work in restaurants, are among the least likely to get paid sixth time. to change that, democratic lawmakers and their allies in maryland, washington, and massachusetts, and cities including new york, philadelphia, and portland, or try to advance measures that would make a sixth time a legal requirement for most firms. in congress, senator tom harkin plans to reintroduce a federal paid sick leave bill this spring. some employers contend the measure has harmed workers with company wage and increase -- which by prompting cuts in wages or increases. we are asking you about the federal government and if there should be a federal mandate when it comes to paid sick days. here is how you can reach out to us, on our phone lin
it seems to me, and maybe i will direct us to the navy, because the numbers matter in the navy. obviously it is a lot of great people. we have half as many chips as we had 30 years ago. some people say that that is okay because they are technologically advanced we don't need as many. which i am sure that that is true in part. but it does seem like numbers matter to a certain extent. that is the thrust of my question. we are asking you, the navy, to do a lot of things. to go and chase the pirates off the coast of samarra. we are asking you to send humanitarian aid from the caribbean and citizen destroyers and we will need to keep an eye on china as well. it seems like the world has not gotten safer. the question to the navy and the other services, three simple questions. how do you decide the priorities that you are asked by the combatant commanders. these different missions. how do you make that decision in terms i priority when you only have limited access? also, are there areas of the world where cousins will be decreased because of this? and also, most importantly, what impact does thi
of us will get 100% of what we want. democrats, they've got to, you know, make some tough choices too. democrats like me, we've said we're prepared to make some tough cuts and reforms, including the programs like medicare. but if we're willing to compromise, then republicans in the house have to compromise as well. that's what democracy's about. that's what this country needs right now. so -- [applause] let me just make one last point, by the way, for those who are following this. lately some people have been saying, well, maybe we'll just give the president some flexibility. he can make the cuts the way he wants them, and that way it won't be as damaging. you know, the problem is when you're cutting $85 billion in seven months, which represents over a 10% cut in the defense budget in seven months, there's no smart way to do that. there's no smart way to do that. you don't want to have to choose between -- let's see, do i close funding for the disabled kid or the poor kid? do i close this navy ship yard or some other one? when you're doing things in a way that's not smart, you can't g
of the u.s. capitol the sunday. the nation's governors continue their winter meeting on sunday. congress returns tomorrow with the senate. chuck hagel is expected to be the next defense secretary. a boat could happen early as tuesday. and those automatic budget cuts -- budget cuts begin to kick in. on the sunday, often during, 24, we will begin with the topic of health care. specifically, medicaid. is it a good idea? we want to get your thoughts on all of this. 202 is the area code. 585-3881 for the republicans. 202-585-3880 is our democratic line. you can also join us at facebook or send us an e-mail. a couple of issues dealing with health care and the elderly. a cover story, "increased -- a crisis in plain sight." and this cover story from time magazine called, "why medical billsa re killing us." and from "the new york times," -- there is the story of one of a number of republican governors -- he said ohio would reverse this decision if the government failed to cover all the cost of the expansion. here are some details for ohio -- last year the supreme court ruling that they have the a
of the subcommittee. i am looking forward to working with the ranking members as we both share a commitment to u.s. border security and ensuring our board agents -- ensuring our border agents receive the support they need to protect homeland. also look forward to a strong bipartisan cooperation in helping to make the department of home as security as efficient and effective as possible. i would also like to introduce our new freshmen majority members. we have mr. richard hudson of north carolina. later joining us will be stephen from montana. they bring a welcome experience to their new roles in congress and the subcommittee. i look for to leveraging their experience and knowledge to provide effective oversight of hds. -- of dhs. i think the subcommittee staffer diligently working together to put this hearing together. thank you for that. i now recognize myself for an opening statement. next month marks 10 years since the creation of the dhs with the homeless security act of 2001. the attacks on september 11 forced to rethink our approach to defining the homeland. as the commission report document
call or e-mail us. we also want to hear from you on twitter. in january, a northwestern university professor david figlio talked about school choice at the university of florida law school. this is an hourlong event. >> thank you. the bob graham's center for public service is very pleased to co-sponsor this. this is a great policy for us to look at. david figlio is the professor of education, social policy and economics at northwestern university. he is also a research associate at the national bureau of economic research and a founding member of the research program on the economics of education. his research on education and social policy has been funded by the u.s. department of education, the nih and the gates foundation among many others. his current research involves evaluating the tax credit scholarship program, the largest school voucher program in the united states. conducting a large-scale study of school accountability in florida and following children from birth through school career to study keep questions regarding early childhood poverty analysts inequality. prior to
," and last week's "time" magazine cover carried the same title, and, of course, the administration's use of drones for targeting terrorists to con cronet our war on terrorism has come to be a central issue in the confirmation hearing of the proposed cia directer, the nominee, john brennan. however, privacy issues and military applications of uas beyond the scope of this hearing. i use the term "unmanned aircraft systems" or usa instead of uas or drones because it is a more complete term. uas are complex systems made up of not just aircraft, but as well as supporting ground, air, and communications infrastructure. uas comes in a variety of shapes and sizes and carries out a wide range of missions. aviation has come a long way in a relatively short period of time thanks to american innovation and i think newty. the list of pioneers in aviation and aerospace is very long. you may not know the details of the achievement, but i'm shore you know names like cesna, james mcdonald and donald douglas, howard hughes, william boeing, charles limbburg, kelly johnson just to name a few. the next steps
their for twitter @cspanwj, then facebook.com/span, or email us a c-span.org. more off the lead in washington post -- on the line to tell us more about the story is sarah cliff. welcome to the program. guest: thank you for having me. host: why this opt-out? guest: the opt-out has been an area that has challenged the ministration for all but a week -- for over a year, trying to find a balance between reproductive health and also guaranteeing religious liberty. as to the wine now part -- they have promised since about a year ago, last february, they promised religious organizations and would come up with regulations that would find a middle ground. reason we're seeing it now is because i wanted to give companies a heads up about what the compromise would look like. host: what has been the response from supporters of the president? guest: supporters of the president are happy with it. it seems to guarantee widespread access to birth control, regardless of who your employer is. host: opponents of the president's plan and say what? guest: say it does not answer their problems, for two reasons. first, t
to give us a call, the numbers are on your screen. for republicans, 202-585-3881. for democrats, 202-585-3880. for independents, 202-585-3882. if you want to reach out to us on social media, you can send us a tweet at twitter.com/c-spanwj. around 40 people so far responding on facebook. and you can send us an e-mail to journal@c-span.org. the survey that was mentioned talks a little bit about respondents' and what they were asked about as far as their retirement plans and if the financial crisis be laid all of that. it says that respondents delaying retirement, nearly half of them planned to do so. this was done in 2010, but predicting the number retiring, it was important to consider three developments -- host: when they were asked as a result of the financial crisis if you are a household member planning to postpone retirement. in the first 45 minutes this morning from you, we want to hear about your retirement plans and of the financial crisis delayed that. tell us yes, no, and if you could, how those plans changed. the numbers are on your screen. for republicans, 202-585-3881. fo
'm looking forward to working with the ranking member ron barber as we both share a strong commitment to u.s. border security and ensuring our border agents receive the support that they need to protect the homeland. last september, ron and i attended the dedication ceremony of the bryant a kerry border patrol station in arizona on wrangled patrol agent brian terry who was killed in december 2010 in the line of duty in arizona. also look forward to a strong bipartisan cooperation in helping to make the department of homeland security as efficient and effective as possible. i would also like to introduce our new freshman majority members. today we have mr. kief rothfuss from pennsylvania and mr. richard hudson of north carolina, and later joining us will be mr. steven gaines of montana. they bring a wealth of experience to their new roles in the congress and on the subcommittee at a look forward to leveraging their experience and knowledge to provide effective oversight of dhs. let me pause for just a minute and think the subcommittee staff who have worked diligently to put this first hearing
johnson signed the law in 1965, americans of color get that right and states, like yours, could not use tactics to undermine it. he explained the importance of section five best on in the speech saying the heart of the act is plain. wherever by clear and objective standards, states and counties are using regulations or laws or tests to deny the right to vote, then they will be struck down. it is clear state officials intend to discriminate. the federal examiners will be sent in to register all voters. when the process of elimination is gone, the examiners will be withdrawn. for the first time millions of african-americans could vote without undue influence or violence. let's be honest about a few things. first, 1965 was not that long ago. even if the images are in black and white, it's around the corner historically. and the redistricting plan was as recent as 2006. the process that will unravel or sustain a key act begins. the way the supreme court decides is vitally important and could leave many americans, particularly americans of color with less right to vote. there's a lot to unpa
's awards show is it tells you so much and in so many different ways us about. one thing it told me is america is hungry for a winner. movies are always about today. kit be a period piece, but it's really about the times we're living in. look at "mash" from the old days. it was supposed to be about korea. we know it was about vietnam. and all the "sandals" movies about the biblical times. they were really about jim crow. and lincoln is about how politics practiced for a good purpose can get something done, even today, something historic and glorious. and by the way, put me down as a seth mcfarland fan. there are things i would have cut from the lines. but this guy reminds me of the good old days of bob hope and johnny carson. he brought back show business in the academy wards and set up shirley bassy singing "gold finger" 50 years later and that great production number from "les mis" and my friend barbara streisand. finally, you know i like jennifer lawrence winning for best actress. she really s and that's "hard ball" for now. "politics nation" with al sharpton starts right now. >>
for joining us and thanks for being with us. >> hey hey and up and at them rise and shine. good morning to you, the second of february, 2013. i'm than kooiman in for alisyn is it just a big gimmick and who is going to be left footing the bill? >> anna let me be the first to say. will pox con see his shadow. televised event in the world. well, maybe a few hours. "fox & friends" sunday, if you can add them up. depends where you are. "fox & friends" sunday, right. it's the super bowl. we dispachesd brian kilmeade to bling in the flavor from the big easy. "fox & friends" begins right now. ♪ >> there is a live look this morning from new orleans. the big easy. >> just days away from the 49ers facing off against the ravens in super bowl 47 but the party has already begun there in new orleans. our very own brian kilmeade is live out there. good morning, brian. >> cheerleaders how are all three of you getting along. maybe at the christmas party. to see you three together is fab as it particular. what you are witnessing live right now is something that's never been done in western civilization. we hav
that if this sequestration goes through on friday, it looks like it will, it's the beginning of an era of us astart austerit austerity in states. remember, this is such an abstract concept when put in place at the debt ceiling talks. it was literally put in place to force political figures to come to the table, to come to compromise and to make decision that's are benefit for the future of this country going forward. that has failed to happen and we have to look at the obstructionism that we see on the part of the republicans and at the end of the day, we have to really think is this the direction we want to go in as a nation? the cuts here are just too sloppily placed. there is nothing strategic about the sequester. that's why you see so much pain and different communities and different states. that's why you see governor's coming against it. the challenges here are many. and we need all hands on deck. >> jarrett, when you look at me, we're talking about real people. forget republicans, democrats, forget the beltway. real people are going to have to deal with this. let's go out into america. let's go into
the numbers on the screen if you would like to participate in the conversation. you can contact us via social media as well on twitter or facebook. and e-mail. front page of the washington times this morning -- backs the "washington times small lead story this morning. should sequestration be allowed hrough?roopt that's our question. we begin with a democrat in georgia. caller: the democrats need to stay away from this. these people's ratings are so low. they should allow the sequester. this is the only way. obama and the democrats need to do everything they can to protect the social programs, medicare, social security. if they cut these programs, they are going to lose. let the republicans put these cuts on the table. on immigration, as far as the sequester, it will help. the democrats must no allow these people amnesty without giving african-americans amnesty who have misdemeanors who served their time. host: we are talking about sequestration during this first segment. thomas in texas on the republican line. should sequestration be allowed? caller: i don't feel that it is our best option,
: and i know you can use the money. it's been flooding in your apartment recently, so... >> yes. we had 4 feet of water in my apartment yesterday. meredith: oh, my god. >> so i had no hot water this morning. so i'm here. it's a nice day to be on tv when you can't take a shower. meredith: oh! >> ha ha! meredith: that explains it. no, no. i'm only kidding. i'm teasing. >> i apologize right now. meredith: you smell wonderful. and you look great. you look like a million bucks, and you're on your way. still taking on round 1. banked $56,000 so far. 8 away from the million, and you have 2 lifelines remaining. great position to be in. are you ready? >> i'm ready. meredith: audience, are you ready? audience: yeah! meredith: then let's play "millionaire." all right, tammy, first question. what was the name of the group formed to protest the salvation army's war against alcohol in the 1800s? demon army, dark army, satan's army, skeleton army? >> oh. ok. the group formed to protest against alcohol. i think i'm gonna jump this question. i have a vague inkling, but i'm not-- meredith: ok. >> let's jum
american bridge and floor are working with the u.s. coast guard to try to determine what went wrong. until they do, i'm told the scaffolding work will remain suspended. work on the deck of the eastern span is expected to resume tomorrow. .reporting live on treasure island, i'm jodi hernandez nbc bay area news. >> thank you. so who's responsible? more details now about the company that operates the crane and other vendors on this project. nbc bay area's investigative unit is digging into the history of these companies and we found revealing information about their past. reporter stephen stock joins us from our newsroom. a lot of talk about the contractors and the safety records. what have you found out? >> raj, the crane as you heard from jodi is operated through a joint operations is agreement between two of the largest construction companies in the country, a group called american bridge company based out of pennsylvania and an even larger corporation called floor enterprises based outside dallas, texas. according to data from the department of labor, oh shas inspectors investigated four
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, to enjoy life is heartbreaking. fortunately tucker's mother rescued herself and her son by using the resources that the violence against women act makes available. tucker is now living away from his father in counseling and on his way to a happy and healthy future. time and time again we hear that programs like this break the cycle of domestic violence. we must view this legislation not just as a woman's issue but as a family issue, as a community issue that touches all our lives. it is essential for all past and future victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, that we strengthen and re-authorize the violence against women act. i urge my colleagues to re-authorize an all-inclusive version of the violence against women act. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady yields back of the the gentlelady from new york reserves. the gentleman from florida. mr. nugent: continue to reserve. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady from new york. ms. slaughter: i am pleased, mr. speaker, to yield a minute and a half to the gentlewoman f
wait in line. ♪ >> oh, good sunday morning, thank you so much for waking up with us bright and early. that's the great tucker carlson and that's the great anna kooiman and i'm he the mediocre clayton morris. >> no way. >> clayton: and e-mails now, leann rimes says that her career is plummeting because of a dentist. or something else. >> her career is hitting a sour note and does that have to do with her love life? and some say that you look like a little bit like leann rimes. >> my eyes, i take it as a compliment. >> clayton: let us know your thoughts, and this first, when it comes to immigration reforms, congress apparently isn't moving fast enough for president obama and the white house has draft add whole version of immigration, and immigration bill that leaked out and not sitting well with some republicans. and doug, what's going oven with that bill. >> reporter: this appears to be the white house laying down a marker for the congress. the president's plan, an extrance seie expansive form of amnesty. one called it half-baked. lawful immigrant status to just about anyone, even th
solutions that will allow us to use power in a smarter manner, produce clean and abundant renewable energy and reduce emissions through energy efficiency. these are things we should be able to agree on and work together on in a bipartisan manner. it is critical that we move forward with a sense of urgency and take meaningful action that addresses the very real threats of climate change that are already impacting our country. sequestration is devastating america today. madam speaker, we just heard from one of my colleagues. this week we're scheduled to go on recess on friday. i hope that my colleague that spoke today, mr. speaker, reaches out to speaker boehner and eric cantor to say, let's stop the sequestration from happening. it's quite simple. the fix to this legislation could be put together in one sentence. stop it. i guess even better in two words. madam speaker, we have a sense of urgency across the country when it comes to working on climate change legislation, but as we talk about the impact to each and every one of our districts with what sequestration will bring with job losses,
for joining us, everybody. "america live" starts right now. >> megyn: fox news alert, bombshell developments in the the hearing for an olympic star. what first seemed like a strong case of premeditated murder against oscar pistorius may now be in serious trouble as police replace the lead investigator. we talked about him and his problems on this show yesterday. accusing him of attempted murder. welcome to "america live" everyone, i'm megyn kelly. it's unbelievable, we were talking about dr. baden, made so many mistake and problematic on the witness stand. what's the deal with this lead investigator. 3 a.m., an alert that the guy himself a charged with premeditated murder. they call this guy the blade runner and his legs were amputated as a baby and he runs on these blades. and he's become one of the most he be rec recognizable people on the planet as prosecutor accuse him of shooting and intentionally killing his girlfriend. a beautiful model, a good person, a law student. in the last 48 hours the prosecutor's case faced serious challenges and now we could see oscar pistorius walk out on bo
-3882 for all other. you can contact us on facebook or send us an e-mail. here is the front page of the "washington times" this morning. sharing the stage, president obama and john boehner is today. joining us on the phone is ed o'keefe who is a reporter for the "washington post" -- bring us up-to-date on the sequester. guest: we are waiting to see what happens on friday where leaders will get together to sort out a way to move forward and the blunt the impact of the cuts or stave them off entirely. it will be a date -- date not entirely focused on this. all of them are going to fail. the democratic plan would direct payments to farmers, part of the farm bill in the house. taxes would go up on americans making $5 million a more -- or more a year. more flexibility to the obama flip -- administration. several senators disagree with this. that means there is exposed fissures among republicans in the senate who could not agree on a replacement plan to vote on. this issue continues to be, gay. host: -- the speaker has been saying for weeks of the senate has to act first. the house wil
aware of its widespread use. as a freshman legislator in oregon 40 years ago, my opinion was set by a hog farmer from eastern oregon who was a state representative named stafford. stafford held the oregon house and the people crowded in the galleries spellbound with his tutorial on marijuana and its comparison to other addictive substances, both legal and illegal. this older gentlemen who didn't smoke, didn't drink alcohol, let alone use marijuana, made his case. he pointed out how tobacco was highly addictive and killed hundreds of thousands of americans per year. he discussed alcohol whose damaging properties had once led the country into a foolish, costly and ultimately self-defeated experiment with prohibition. alcohol use was damaging for some, led to dependency for many while contributing to tens of thousands of highway deaths every year. by the time the representative got to marijuana, he convinced the bill he was advocating to have legalization, something i should advocate, something oregonians should be allowed this choice, less addicting than tobacco. we didn't legalize
in domestic violence. victims' advocates in my district and around the country use this funding for battered women shelters, support for runaways. in my home state, the peff coalition against rape currently operates 50 rape crisis centers that provide services to victims of sexual violence. these centers utilize public awareness campaigns and prevention education to combat the root causes of sexual assault. essential institutions such as this are counting on us in this body to ensure that vawa funds remain available to support their often life-saving work. i'm proud to serve as a council of a nonprofit organization that provides financial assistance to victims of violence crime and their significant others. another outstanding institution in my district is turning point in lee high valley, which maintains as a 24-hour help line which provides a constant resource for victims and their loved ones. it provides safe houses, court advocacy, prevention programs and transitional programs to help them into independent life. our community depends on these organizations and these organizations depend
the republican governor, snyder, has about 30 days to decide what? >> okay, you used the expression detroit financially ruined. it is already financially ruined. bill to answer your question directly, seems like there are two options here, a bailout from the state or the feds. that means more money flowing into detroit from outside, or, bankruptcy. where a judge would decide who gets what. let me fill in the blanks here. detroit can not manage itself. it can not meet its current bills. it can't meet its payroll. it is literally weeks away totally running out of money. as you said it has $14 billion worth of debt it has not got a prayer of repaying. the governor of michigan has got 30 days to appoint a emergency financial manager that manager would take all the financial decisions for the city of detroit. what could that manager do? he could look for a bailout, money from michigan or washington, d.c. that would be essentially a bailout of sorts. or, could take the bankruptcy option. that would send a shiver down the spine of the unions because a judge would decide, do the unions get the pens
of us sinking into the supper 20s to low 30s. we'll talk about the slight warmup expected for the afternoon coming up. >>> we are following developing news out of san francisco. police are investigating a deadly shooting that happened just a few hours ago. they tell us a man was shot in the city's western edition. alex savidge is live there now. what can you tell us so far? >> reporter: we are getting very limited information from police this morning. that is because it's so early on in this investigation. a sergeant that was out here confirmed a man was shot and killed. he was found right over near this corner. near the intersection of hayes and webster. an anonymous caller reported gunfire in this area around 2:00 this morning. we'll show you that video. officers were out here for most of the morning. police tell us the victim was rushed to the hospital after suffering at least one gunshot wound. he died there from his injuries. homicide investigators searching for the shooter involved here. a sergeant told me they don't have a description on the person to put out. in ju
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freeh says he stands by his report. thornburgh, also a former u.s. attorney general, says the investigation was fundamentally flawed. >> there's no evidence that anybody's mr. paterno's investigation was asked to not report things or told to cover up things. and as i said, he was the one who reported the 1991 incident to the authorities. >>> in college basketball, number four, duke, trailed boston college who made a comeback in the second half. the blue devils got a 62-61 win, making them the only top-five team not to lose this week. so they may go back to number one as the rankings get crazier as we get closer to march madness. >>> number seven, arizona, came up against alan crabby who poured in 13 point. the unranked bears upset arizona 77-69. >>> notre dame's casey murdoch got the chance to sink a half-court shot for big bucks. he made it on his second attempt. he won $18,000. congratulations. >>> and then bakersfield condors, a minor league hockey team, brought a real-live condor to the middle of the rink during the national anthem. the giant bird gets loose from its h
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